Famous creators of the videogame industry dine at Red Hill Station… just like us!
Neighbor Robert was on paparazzi patrol last week, and he filed this star-studded report:
It was very cool to see Nolan Bushnell, Atari founder and godfather of video games (shout-out to Pong!), at Red Hill Station last Friday night. He was in town for the Google I/O conference, and while in town he decided to dine at Red Hill Station.
Turns out his wife, Nancy, is a major LA foodie and visited Red Hill Station for dinner recently with her brother, a longtime Bernal resident. Nancy was so taken with the restaurant she made sure he paid a visit.
Nolan loved the food, the staff, the whole Bernal vibe, and when introduced to the chef, Taylor Pedersen’s eyes widened and he said he owed Bushnell a huge debt of gratitude. As a child of six, Taylor used to sing for quarters just for the chance to play Atari classics like Asteroids and Battlezone one more time.
PHOTO: Neighbor Robert
4 thoughts on “Star Sighting! Videogame Pioneer Nolan Bushnell Spotted at Red Hill Station”
Really nice guy. Also somewhat responsible for Chuck E. Cheese.
I used to play Pong in the back of the Sausage Factory on Castro Street as a kid.
I had a Tracy Chapman sighting when I last ate at Red Hill Station.
It’s like the perfect storm post: Red Hill, celebrity, tech, nerdiness, and a singing chef! Love it.
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